Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Eucalyptus Biodiesel; an Environmental friendly fuel for Compression Ignition Engines

By N. S Senthur, T. S Ravikumar and Cijil. B. John

Abstract

Fossil fuels have always been the most important source of energy for the world. But in view of the energy crisis faced by the world today due to fossil fuel depletion, it is time for us to shift our attention to other renewable sources which could be used as fuel alternatives. This paper examines the suitability of Eucalyptus oil\ud as a source of biodiesel, for use in Compression Ignition Engines. Biodiesel was produced from pure Eucalyptus oil by the process of Transesterification and the fuel properties were studied. In the next phase, a single cylinder direct injection diesel engine was used to test the blends of eucalyptus biodiesel with neat diesel fuel in various ratios (10%, 20% and 30% by volume). The various performance and emission characteristics of the engine for each of the fuel blends were analyzed for all operating conditions of the engine. Results showed that the use of\ud biodiesel blends resulted in a significant reduction in the HC and CO emissions with a performance almost equivalent to diesel fuel at almost all loads. However, an increase in the NOx emissions was noticed while raising the biodiesel content in the fuel blend, which could be reduced by suitable engine optimisation\ud techniques

Topics: Alternate fuels - biodiesel –eucalyptus oil - performance and emission –transesterification., Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Technology, T
Publisher: American Journal of Engineering Research
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:df45c652f060415bbc2e00f3d0b58b5e
Journal:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • https://doaj.org/toc/2320-0847 (external link)
  • https://doaj.org/toc/2320-0936 (external link)
  • http://www.ajer.org/papers/v3(... (external link)
  • https://doaj.org/article/df45c... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.